With Pokemon Go getting millions of kids (and grown ups) out the door and moving with the simple click of a smartphone – parents are now pondering what other playful activities can have a similar effect. And while that’s not to say that exercise for exercise sake is not an impactful and extremely beneficial way to activate a child (have you ever seen the victorious smile of a 7 year old try showing off a push up or a plank? ) — for those looking for a more surreptitious angle to motivate movement here are five simple ways to a productively positive day.
Note: All activities and the many others like it are predicated on the same premise: Fun.
Encourage FUNctional Fitness
Make the Playground your Outdoor Fitness Center
Games Kids Play
Bring along a healthy snack for in between breaks and your kids are sure to stay active and entertained for hours.